* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Early on in the novel a minor character is described as a former buccaneer from the Caribbean during a lapse of sanity from the narrator, who then refutes his last paragraph claiming that pirates and the Caribbean are just pieces of fantasy. The story goes crazy for about a paragraph as the narrator mentions random details until finally the narrator yells "Oh gods--poison, I need poison", just like Pilate did during the Master's novel. Most of the novel is written in the third-person omniscient style, the narrator rarely appearing, and never so rambunctiously. Also the pirate detail has exactly nothing to do with anything, but the story keeps on calling him "the pirate" for the rest of the novel.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: In the TV series.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Behemoth, to the point that [[http://alexinleeds.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/the-master-and-margarita.jpg depictions]] of [[http://www.thebooksguide.com/gallery/the-master-and-margarita-by-mikhail-bulgakov/the_master_and_margarita_by_mikhail_bungakov.jpg him]] appear on [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QBWHZrmEbmE/TdJtaNjzR-I/AAAAAAAAAw4/Z6TjKSCflws/s1600/tumblr_kyfyz4QMYm1qzdwano1_400%255B1%255D.jpg the cover]] of [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ol24pl1cKJ8/T72FYdpLloI/AAAAAAAAA3Y/2Jq0XdmLEe0/s1600/mastermargarita-1.jpg most editions]] of [[http://bilderundworte.de/bundles/facetasm/uploads/blog/post//post41.3.jpg the book.]]
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Lots and lots; way too much for it to not be at least partly intentional. There is [[http://www.bulgakov.ru/ a large Russian-language site]] dedicated entirely to tracking down all possible allusions and metaphors in this and other works by Bulgakov. It is huge.
* EvilIsCool
* EvilIsSexy: Margarita especially, after her transformation.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Satan will make your dreams come true!
* JerkassWoobie: Centurion Marcus, "Ratkiller".
* MagnificentBastard: Woland.
* {{Narm}}: It's actually deliberate.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic
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